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The editors of Loss of Signal wanted to document the aeromedical lessons learned from the Space Shuttle Columbia mishap. The book is intended to be an accurate and easily understood account of the entire process of recovering and analyzing the human remains, investigating and analyzing what happened to the crew, and using the resulting information to recommend ways to prevent mishaps and provide better protection to crewmembers. Our goal is to capture the passions of those who devoted their...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION, AEROSPACE MEDICINE, LESSONS LEARNED,...
The October 1994 revision of the KSC Toxic Substances Registry System (TSRS) Material Safety Data Sheets (MSD's) is presented. The listed MSD's which were submitted to the TSRS are maintained by the Base Operations Contractors of the Biomedical Operations and Research Office of KSC. The purpose of the index is to provide a means of accessing information on the hazards associated with the toxic and otherwise hazardous chemicals stored and used at KSC. Indices are provided for manufacturers,...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CAPE KENNEDY LAUNCH COMPLEX, DATA BASES, INDEXES...
The U.S. Standard Catalog lists U.S. imagery acquired by LANDSAT 1 and LANDSAT 2 which has been processed and input to the data files during the referenced month. Data, such as date acquired, cloud cover and image quality, are given for each scene. The microfilm roll and frame on which the scene may be found is also given.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), LANDSAT SATELLITES, SATELLITE ORBITS, SATELLITE-BORNE...
A recalibration of the Space Shuttle Vehicle Ascent Air Data System probe was conducted in the Arnold Engineering and Development Center (AEDC) transonic wind tunnel. The purpose was to improve on the accuracy of the previous calibration in order to reduce the existing uncertainties in the system. A probe tip attached to a 0.07-scale External Tank Forebody model was tested at angles of attack of -8 to +4 degrees and sideslip angles of -4 to +4 degrees. High precision instrumentation was used to...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIR DATA SYSTEMS, ASCENT, CALIBRATING, EXTERNAL TANKS,...
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The development of non-metallic material properties data bases is discussed. The data bases consist of the non-metallic material classes of adhesives, adhesive/sealants, plastics, and elastomers. A specifications data base was also developed to incorporate material specifications data as a supplement to the Elastomers Data Base. Examples of the forms used are provided to show the properties of the materials which appear in the data base.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ADHESIVES, DATA BASES, ELASTOMERS, FABRICS, FOAMS, PAINTS,...
Bibliographies and abstracts are listed for 1363 reports, articles, and other documents introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system between January 1, 1991 and July 31, 1992. Topics covered include technology development and mission design according to system, interactive analysis and design, structural and thermal analysis and design, structural concepts and control systems, electronics, advanced materials, assembly concepts, propulsion and solar power satellite...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ABSTRACTS, CONTROL SYSTEMS DESIGN, DATA TRANSMISSION,...
Supporting information for the ERS loading study contains computer simulation loading output including printout description, and similar output representing data that include night station contacts.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, DATA RECORDERS, EARTH RESOURCES...
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A table of correspondence SAO-HD-DM-GC was prepared by Morin (1973). The machine-readable version of this cross identification was obtained from the Centre de Donnees Stellaires (Strasbourg, France). The table was sorted at the Goddard Space Flight Center by HD number and all blank HD number records were removed to produce the HD-SAO-DM table presented. There were 258997 entries in the original table; there are 180411 entries after removing the blank HD records. The Boss General Catalogue (GC)...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ASTRONOMICAL CATALOGS, CELESTIAL REFERENCE SYSTEMS, STARS,...
The results of an experimental program are presented in the form of PVT data in the temperature range 58 to 300 K at pressures up to 800 bar. Tables of the derived thermodynamic properties on isobars to 1000 bar are given, including density, internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, specific heats at constant volume and constant pressure, velocity of sound, and the surface derivatives (delta P/delta T) sub rho and (delta P/delta Rho) sub T. Auxiliary tables in engineering units are also given. The...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), OXYGEN, PRESSURE, THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES, ACOUSTIC...
With the development of the Saturn launch vehicle, it became mandatory to develop a system for restraining the vehicle until after all checks and engine thrust buildup were completed. The basic Saturn I holddown arm constrains the vehicle by clamping it between a fixed support and a movable jaw. The jaw is on a link pinned to rotate sufficiently to release the vehicle. There are three links in the jaw (restraining) system arranged so that with a small force provided by a pneumatic separator...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), MECHANICAL DEVICES, OSCILLATION DAMPERS, SATURN LAUNCH...
Subject, personal author, corporate author, contract, and report number cumulative indexes are provided for documents cited in Aeronautical Engineering: A Continuing Bibliography from February 1979 through January 1980. (NASA SP 7037 supplements 106 through 117).
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMICS, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES,...
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This book manuscript studies in depth the development and maturation of the NASA mission from the inception of the organization until the present. This study is involved in a wide divergence of questions over roles and missions: the agency's R&D/operational activities, the decentralized/centralized approaches to management, the debate over methods of conducting business. A fundamental part of this work involves the analysis of not only how NASA has defined its role but how senior government...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), MANAGEMENT METHODS, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, NASA...
For abstract, see N77-15081.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, BOEING 747 AIRCRAFT, SCALE...
All subprograms or routines associated with the solid rocket booster performance evaluation model are indexed in this computer listing. An alphanumeric list of each routine in the index is provided in a table of contents.
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Apollo 11 postflight analysis and mission report
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The information required by a programmer using the Minimum Hamiltonian AScent Trajectory Evaluation (MASTRE) Program is provided. This document enables the programmer to either modify the program or convert the program to computers other than the VAX computer. Documentation for each subroutine or function based on providing the definitions of the variables and a source listing are included. Questions concerning the equations, techniques, or input requirements should be answered by either the...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ASCENT TRAJECTORIES, FLIGHT PATHS, PERFORMANCE PREDICTION,...
Critical reviews of NACA and NASA report literature on aerodynamics and aerodynamic load calculations for light aircraft design
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Incompressible potential flow calculations are presented that were corrected for compressibility in two-dimensional inlets at arbitrary operating conditions. Included are a statement of the problem to be solved, a description of each of the computer programs, and sufficient documentation, including a test case, to enable a user to run the program.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INLET FLOW, PROPULSION SYSTEM...
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Seven atmospheric variability experiments (AVE), two atmospheric variability and severe storms experiments (AVSSE), and six atmospheric variability experiment-severe environmental storm and mesoscale experiments (AVE-SESAME) conducted by NASA are discussed. The dates, observation times, and data reports for each of the experiments for which data was processed are listed. The AVE experiments were conducted primarily to study atmospheric variability with emphasis on spatial and temporal in...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS, SOUNDING,...
The Vehicle Integrated Thermal Management Analysis Code (VITMAC) was further developed to aid the analysis, design, and optimization of propellant and thermal management concepts for advanced propulsion systems. The computational tool is based on engineering level principles and models. A graphical user interface (GUI) provides a simple and straightforward method to assess and evaluate multiple concepts before undertaking more rigorous analysis of candidate systems. The tool incorporates the...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AEROTHERMODYNAMICS, ROCKET-BASED COMBINED-CYCLE ENGINES,...
Recommendations for future US space program
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This bibliography lists 1096 reports, articles, and other documents introduced into the NASA Scientific and Technical Information System from April 1, 1979 through June 30, 1979.
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Outgassing data, derived from tests at 398 K (125 C) for 24 hours in a vacuum as per ASTM E 595-84, have been compiled for numerous materials for spacecraft use. The data presented are the total mass loss (TML) and the collected volatile condensable materials (CVCM). The various materials are compiled by likely usage and alphabetically.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), OUTGASSING, SPACECRAFT, MATERIALS, DATA SYSTEMS, VACUUM,...
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The Johnson Space Center (JSC) document index is intended to provide a single source listing of all published JSC-numbered documents their authors, and the designated offices of prime responsibility (OPR's) by mail code at the time of publication. The index contains documents which have been received and processed by the JSC Technical Library as of January 13, 1988. Other JSC-numbered documents which are controlled but not available through the JSC Library are also listed.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE SCIENCES, INDEXES...
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The Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium (AMS) provides a unique forum for those active in the design, production, and use of aerospace mechanisms. A major focus is the reporting of problems and solutions associated with the development, and flight certification of new mechanisms.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ACTUATORS, CONFERENCES, MULTIMISSION MODULAR SPACECRAFT,...
The next millennium challenges us to produce innovative materials, processes, manufacturing, and environmental technologies that meet low-cost aerospace transportation needs while maintaining US leadership. The pursuit of advanced aerospace materials, manufacturing processes, and environmental technologies supports the development of safer, operational, next-generation, reusable, and expendable aeronautical and space vehicle systems. The Aerospace Materials, Processes, and Environmental...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), SOLVENTS, CLEANING, PROTECTIVE COATINGS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS,...
Aerodynamic characteristics obtained in a helical flow environment utilizing a rotary balance located in the Langley spin tunnel are presented in plotted form for a 1/6 scale, single engine, low wing, general aviation model (model C). The configurations tested included the basic airplane and control deflections, wing leading edge and fuselage modification devices, tail designs and airplane components. Data are presented without analysis for an angle of attack range of 8 deg to 90 deg and...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC BALANCE, AIRCRAFT SPIN, ANGLE OF ATTACK, GENERAL...
A handbook is presented of the thermodynamic functions, transport properties, and physical properties of both liquid and gaseous oxygen. A bibliography of references is included.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), LIQUID OXYGEN, THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES, FUNCTIONS...
A brief chronological account is presented of key events of the year in aerospace sciences. Dates, actions, hardware, persons, scientific discoveries are recorded along with plans, decisions, achievements and preliminary evaluations of results. Samples of public reaction and social impact are included. Sources are identified and an index is provided to aid in tracing related events through the year. The index also serves as a glossary of acronyms and abbreviations.
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This bibliography lists 1211 reports, articles, and other documents introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system from January 1, 1981 through March 31, 1981.
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The NASA End-to-End Data System (NEEDS) concept to achieve the required improvement in data systems capability where this activity may be subdivided into a logical set of development activities is reviewed.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DATA BASES, EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), NEEDS (DATA...
Tabulated computer program results of wind tunnel tests for Mach 5 components are presented.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPONENT RELIABILITY, ENGINE PARTS, ENGINE TESTS, HYPERSONIC...
Basic pressure measurements were made on a 0.087-scale model of a supercritical wing research airplane in the Langley 8 foot transonic pressure tunnel at Mach numbers from 0.25 to 1.00 to determine the effects on the local aerodynamic loads over the wing and rear fuselage of area-rule additions to the sides of the fuselage. In addition, pressure measurements over the surface of the area-rule additions themselves were obtained at angles of sideslip of approximately - 5 deg, 0 deg, and 5 deg to...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, RESEARCH AIRCRAFT, SUPERCRITICAL WINGS,...
Commercially successful applications of NASA developed aerospace technology to industrial processes are discussed.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CONFERENCES, GOVERNMENT/INDUSTRY RELATIONS, NASA PROGRAMS,...
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The Apollo program is described from the planning stages through Apollo 17. The organization of the program is discussed along with the development of the spacecraft and related technology. The objectives and accomplishments of each mission are emphasized along with personal accounts of the major figures involved. Other topics discussed include: ground support systems and astronaut selection.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), APOLLO PROJECT, APOLLO SPACECRAFT, LUNAR EXPLORATION, GROUND...
This serves as a source of collated information on Composite Research over the past four decades at NASA Langley Research Center, and is a key reference for readers wishing to grasp the underlying principles and challenges associated with developing and applying advanced composite materials to new aerospace vehicle concepts. Second, it identifies the major obstacles encountered in developing and applying composites on advanced flight vehicles, as well as lessons learned in overcoming these...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AEROSPACE VEHICLES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, AIRCRAFT...
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Active and planned spacecraft activity and experiments between June 1, 1980 and May 31, 1981 known to the National Space Science Data Center are described. The information covers a wide range of disciplines: astronomy, Earth sciences, meteorology, planetary sciences, aeronomy, particles and fields, solar physics, life sciences, and material sciences. Each spacecraft and experiment is described and its current status presented. Descriptions of navigational and communications satellites and of...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), RESEARCH VEHICLES, SPACE PROGRAMS, SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS,...
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The various types of materials related data that exist at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and compiled into databases which could be accessed by all the NASA centers and by other contractors, are presented.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DATA BASES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, FERROUS METALS, NONFERROUS...
Direct contact among galactic populations by relativistic interstellar spaceflight
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At a May 1981 "Proseminar in Space History"held at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in Washington, DC, historians came together to consider the state of the discipline of space history. It was an historic occasion. The community of scholars interested in the history of spaceflight was not large; previously, well-meaning but untrained aficionados consumed with artifacts had dominated the field, to the exclusion of the larger context. At a fundamental...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), SPACE FLIGHT, SPACE LAW, SPACE EXPLORATION, HISTORIES,...
This bibliography lists 1609 reports, articles, and other documents introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system from October 1, 1979 through December 31, 1979.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ENERGY POLICY, ENERGY TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY CONSERVATION, ENERGY...
A compilation of basic information on pyrotechnically actuated devices/systems used in NASA aerospace and aeronautic applications was formatted into a catalog. The intent is to provide (1) a quick reference digest of the types of operational pyro mechanisms and (2) a source of contacts for further details. Data on these items was furnished by the NASA Centers that developed and/or utilized such devices to perform specific functions on spacecraft, launch vehicles, aircraft, and ground support...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ACTUATORS, CATALOGS (PUBLICATIONS), EXPLOSIVE DEVICES,...
A passive means of tailoring helicopter rotor blades to improve performance and reduce loads was evaluated. The parameters investigated were blade torsional stiffness, blade section camber, and distance between blade structural elastic axis and blade tip aerodynamic center. This offset was accomplished by sweeping the tip. The investigation was conducted at advance ratios of 0.20, 0.30, and 0.40. Data are presented without analysis; however, cross referencing of performance data and harmonic...
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This report consists of data computed at the U.S. Space Command, GSFC, or provided by satellite owners. A space objects box score table is presented with data under the following headings: source/organization, objects in orbit, and decayed objects. The objects in orbit and decayed objects headings have payload, debris, and total as subheadings. The bulk of the document is objects-in-orbit tables with data under the following headings: international designation, name, catalog number, source,...
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There are no author-identified significant results in this report.
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This collection of Viking Orbiter photomosaics is designed to facilitate identification and location of the various pictures with respect to the surface of Mars. Only a representative set of the nearly 50,000 images taken by the two Viking Orbiters, and computer-processed prior to December 1978, are contained in the mosaics and in the picture listings.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ASTRONOMICAL CATALOGS, MARS PHOTOGRAPHS, MOSAICS, PLANETARY...
In this paper some useful formulas are developed to evaluate integrals having a singularity of the form (t-x) sup-m, m or = 1. Interpreting the integrals with strong singularities in Hadamard sense, the results are used to obtain approximate solutions of singular integral equations. A mixed boundary value problem from the theory of elasticity is considered as an example. Particularly for integral equations where the kernel contains, in addition to the dominant term (t,x) sup-m, terms which...
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This tenth compilation of outgassing data of materials intended for spacecraft use supersedes Reference Publication 1124, Revision 2, November 1990. The data were obtained at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), utilizing equipment developed at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) under contract to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). SRI personnel developed an apparatus for determining the mass loss in vacuum and for collecting the outgassed products. The outgassing data have been presented in...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CONDENSING, LOSSES, OUTGASSING, SPACECRAFT CONSTRUCTION...
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The Latching End Effector (LEE) forms part of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) for which Spar Aerospace Ltd, Space Systems Division is the prime contractor. The design, testing and performance evaluation of the Latching End Effector mechanisms is the subject of this paper focusing on: (1) ambient, thermal and vibration testing; (2) snare/rigidize performance testing and interaction during payload acquisition; and (3) latch/umbilical test results and performance.
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The development of a new generation of orbital, airborne and ground-based infrared astronomical observatory facilities, including the infrared astronomical satellite (IRAS), the cosmic background explorer (COBE), the NASA Kuiper airborne observatory, and the NASA infrared telescope facility, intensified the need for a comprehensive, machine-readable data base and catalog of current infrared astronomical observations. The Infrared Astronomical Data Base and its principal data product, this...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ASTRONOMICAL CATALOGS, CELESTIAL BODIES, FAR INFRARED...
Entries for 4000 patents and patent applications citations for the period May 1969 through June 1982 are listed. Subject, invention, source, number and accession number indexes are included.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), NASA PROGRAMS, PATENT POLICY, INDEXES (DOCUMENTATION),...
For abstract, see N74-28899.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CATALOGS (PUBLICATIONS), EARTH RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEM,...
An extensive survey of current and future airframe construction materials and coolants was conducted, so that the most promising candidates could be examined for cooled-panel, cooling-system and airframe concepts. Consideration was given to over 100 structural materials, 50 coolants, 6 classes of structural panel concepts, 4 classes of thermal panel concepts with numerous variations, and 3 overall cooled airframe design approaches, including unshielded, shielded, and dual temperature types. The...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC HEATING, COOLING SYSTEMS, HEAT SINKS, HYPERSONIC...
The AVSSE I Experiment and is described tabulated rawinsonde data is presented for 25-mb intervals from the surface to 25mb for the 24 stations participating in the experiment. Soundings were taken between 1200 GMT, April 27, and 1200 GMT, April 28, 1975. Brief discussions are given on the methods of data processing and accuracy. Synoptic charts prepared from the data are presented, as well as an example of contact data.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BALLOON SOUNDING, STORMS (METEOROLOGY), SYNOPTIC MEASUREMENT,...
The Solar Mesosphere Explorer (SME) satellite experiments will provide a comprehensive study of atmospheric ozone and the processes which form and destroy it. Five instruments to be carried on the spacecraft will measure the ozone density and altitude distribution, monitor the incoming solar radiation, and measure other atmospheric constituents which affect ozone. The investigative approach concept, methods and procedures, preflight studies, and orbits and mission lifetime are presented....
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY, EXPLORER SATELLITES, MESOSPHERE,...
The discovery measurements of Mercury's exospheric magnesium, obtained by the MErcury Surface. Space ENvironment, GEochemistry. and Ranging (MESSENGER) probe during its second Mercury flyby, are modeled to constrain the source and loss processes for this neutral species. Fits to a Chamberlain exosphere reveal that at least two source temperatures are required to reconcile the distribution of magnesium measured far from and near the planet: a hot ejection process at the equivalent temperature of...
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Hydrogen line blanketed stellar model atmospheres
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Mathematical models for computer calculations of two dimensional hydrodynamic nonlinear combustion instability flow
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This publication is a cumulative index to the abstracts contained in NASA SP-7037 (80) through NASA SP-7037 (91) of Aeronautical Engineering: A Special Bibliography. NASA SP-7037 and its supplements have been compiled through the cooperative efforts of the American Institute of Aeronautics (AIAA) and Space Administration (NASA). This cumulative index includes subject, personal author, corporate source, contract, and report number indexes.
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The proposed action is design, development, testing, and evaluation of Advanced Solid Rocket Motors (ASRM) to replace the motors currently used to launch the Space Shuttle. The proposed action includes design, construction, and operation of new government-owned, contractor-operated facilities for manufacturing and testing the ASRM's. The proposed action also includes transport of propellant-filled rocket motor segments from the manufacturing facility to the testing and launch sites and the...
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This is a current print-out of results of a survey, undertaken in the spring of 1985, to identify those known binary stars which might produce significant gravitational wave amplitudes at earth, either dimensionless strain amplitudes exceeding a threshold h = 10(exp -21), or energy fluxes exceeding F = 10(exp -12) erg cm(exp -2) s(exp -1). All real or putative binaries brighter than a certain limiting magnitude (calculated as a function of primary spectral type, orbital period, orbital...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BINARY STARS, CATALOGS (PUBLICATIONS), ECCENTRICITY,...
A cumulative index to the abstracts contained in Supplements 112 through 123 of Aerospace Medicine and Biology A Continuing Bibliography is presented. It includes three indexes: subject, personal author, and corporate source.
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Wind tunnel tests were conducted to determine the aerodynamic heating created by gaps in the reusable surface insulation (RSI) thermal protection system (TPS) for the space shuttle. The effects of various parameters of the RSI on convective heating characteristics are described. The wind tunnel tests provided a data base for accurate assessment of gap heating. Analysis and correlation of the data provide methods for predicting heating in the RSI gaps on the space shuttle.
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A glossary of acronyms, abbreviations, initials, code words, and phrases used at the John F. Kennedy Space Center is presented. The revision contains more than 12,100 entries.
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Externally blown flap models were tested for noise and performance at one-fifth scale in a static facility and at one-tenth scale in a large acoustically-treated wind tunnel. The static tests covered two flap designs, conical and ejector nozzles, third-flap noise-reduction treatments, internal blowing, and flap/nozzle geometry variations. The wind tunnel variables were triple-slotted or single-slotted flaps, sweep angle, and solid or perforated third flap. The static test program showed the...
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Research in Exobiology, the study of the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the universe, may be a major component of the science activities at a Mars Base. Exobiology activities would include: continuing the search for life on Mars; searching for evidence for ancient life from a warmer Martian past; research into the chemistry of the biogenic elements and their compounds; and other related activities. Mars provides an opportunity in Exobiology, both for immediate study and for long...
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Research results are presented for the following groups: Project Mars Airplane Vehicle and Reconnaissance Instrument Carrier (MAVRIC), ACME, ARES, Project ACRONYM, Mars Aircraft Recepticle with Technical Instruments, Aerobraking, and Navigation (MARTIAN), and NOMADS. Each project is described by the following areas of focus: mission planning and costs; aerobraking systems; structures and thermal control systems; attitude and articulation control systems; comman and data control systems; science...
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A linear model of the space shuttle main engine for use in Pogo studies was presented. A digital program is included from which engine transfer functions are determined relative to the engine operating level.
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Space objects in orbit are listed as well as those which decayed during the reporting period. Data provided include international designation and catalog number, nation of source, launch date, and inclination, apogee and perigee. Transmitting frequencies for satellites being monitored by NASA space flight tracking and data network are given.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, ORBITAL POSITION ESTIMATION,...
Data for speeds from Mach 0.50 to Mach 0.99 are presented for configurations with and without fuselage area-rule additions, with and without leading-edge vortex generators, and with and without boundary-layer trips on the wing. The wing pressure coefficients are tabulated. Comparisons between the airplane and model data show that higher second velocity peaks occurred on the airplane wing than on the model wing. The differences were attributed to wind tunnel wall interference effects that caused...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), F-8 AIRCRAFT, SUBSONIC FLOW, SUPERCRITICAL WINGS, WIND TUNNEL...
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Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BACKSCATTERING, BARREN LAND, MICROWAVE SCATTERING, RADAR...
Broadcast satellite systems are described. The technologies which are unique to both high power broadcast satellites and small TV receive-only earth terminals are also described. A cost assessment of both space and earth segments is included and appendices present both a computer model for satellite cost and the pertinent reported experience with the Japanese BSE.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BROADCASTING, COMMUNICATION SATELLITES, SATELLITE...
This publication is a cummulative index to the abstracts contained in Supplements 249 through 260 of Aeronautical Engineering: A Continuing Bibliography. The bibliographic series is compiled through the cooperative efforts of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Seven indexes are included -- subject, personal author, corporate source, foreign technology, contract number, report number and accession number.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMICS, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, INDEXES...
An existing three dimensional Navier-Stokes code, modified to include film cooling considerations, has been used to study the effect of spanwise pitch of shower-head holes and coolant to mainstream mass flow ratio on the adiabatic effectiveness and heat transfer coefficient on a film-cooled turbine vane. The mainstream is akin to that under real engine conditions with stagnation temperature = 1900 K and stagnation pressure = 3 MPa. It is found that with the coolant to mainstream mass flow ratio...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FILM COOLING, FINITE VOLUME METHOD, HEAT...
Viewgraphs pertaining to human spaceflight and Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), the Moon and Mars are shown.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, RADIO COMMUNICATION, MOON, MARS...